Each year, Senator McCain has the privilege of nominating a select group of Arizona high school graduates for appointment to the United States Military Service Academies: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. Please see below for information on how to apply.
Age: Applicant must be at least 17 years old, but not yet 23 years of age on July 1st of the year of admission (25th birthday for the Merchant Marine Academy).
Citizenship: Applicant must be a United States citizen, and a legal and permanent resident of Arizona.
Marital Status: Applicant must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
Submit a completed application packet no later than THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 at 5:00PM MST to my Phoenix Office. You may submit the application by mail, fax, email or by dropping it off in person at the Phoenix Office. Please keep in mind that an original copy of your official transcript is required, and it must be mailed or dropped off in person.
U.S. Senator John McCain
ATTN: Academy Staffer
2201 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
1) Completed Application
2) Personal Statement
One page essay discussing the reasons why you are interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy
3) List of extracurricular activities
Resume format - A summary of your extracurricular activities and length of time involved in each activity, employment experience, honors, awards and other personal achievements
4) Official High School/College Transcript
5) SAT and/or ACT test scores
Reporting SAT code for Senator McCain: 4472
Reporting ACT code for Senator McCain: 7106
Copies of ACT or SAT scores will not be accepted. Scores attached to high school transcripts will not be accepted.
6) Three Letters of Recommendation
Only three letters of recommendation will be accepted. Suggested recommendations: school principal, teachers, guidance counselor, military officers, employers, or coaches. Recommendations from friends or relatives are not acceptable.
In addition to obtaining a Congressional nomination, you will need to complete a requisite admissions application with the academy, or academies, to which you are applying. You can contact each academy by using the following links:
Constituents also have the opportunity to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Unlike the academies mentioned above, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination. Interested applicants should visit their website or email The Admissions Office of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for more information.